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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 439–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Jennifer C. Nash Abstract This article studies love as a distinct, transformative, and radical Black feminist politic. By closely sitting with the work of Alice Walker, June Jordan, and Audre Lorde, this article treats love-politics as another political tradition that has emerged from within...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Jennifer C. Nash Abstract This article examines the consolidation of love into a black feminist politics during second-wave feminism. By reading love-politics as both a practice of the self and a nonidentitarian strategy for constructing political communities, I argue that black feminism's love...
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Published: 01 October 2022
Figure 1. “Cynthia’s Love Tree.” Courtesy of the author. More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 8. Tariq knocking on Inès’s door to profess his love. More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 9. Inès listens to Tariq profess his love on the other side of the door. More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 11. Tariq atones for lost love. More
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Published: 01 December 2020
Figure 4. Alma López, Lupe & Sirena in Love (1999). Courtesy of the artist. More
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 265–292.
Published: 01 April 2022
... minoritized women in the U.S. academy to reflect on how this colonial legacy has shaped not only their identities but also their identifications—how and with whom they identify. The authors demonstrate what they refer to as a love letter approach that enables them to foster connection, healing...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 206.
Published: 01 April 2022
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 61.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Gross, Colored Amazons The LoveSong of Alice Clifton vexed with wickedness, lies as promises, this Philadelphia-no love or joys, just ravens caged warning black mistresses. Schaffer pale as high cherubim and coy. with pleas for liberty twisted in his tongue, said he would unbind me. loose, as his wife...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 227–243.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Cheryl R. Hopson Abstract: The focus of this essay is a memoir of first-time biological motherhood, Baby Love , by Third Wave feminist writer and cultural critic Rebecca Walker ( 2007 ). This essay enlists a black and Third Wave feminist intersectional theoretic to argue that Walker, a famous...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 161–182.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Figure 8. Tariq knocking on Inès’s door to profess his love. ...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 205–217.
Published: 01 December 2016
... ) is to have a space where Black women can find healing in others’ moments of clarity about self-love, self-care, mental health, and well-being. Inspired by bell hooks’s discourse on the gaze and rooted in community psychological research with a Womanist approach, the S.O.S. Project builds upon intrinsic...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 300–305.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... This summer after Jasmine began serving the 90 days she was sentenced to, I wrote (or didn’t write) the following poems as part of a project to send messages of love to Jasmine in prison. I sent the poem in the morning and later in the day I learned Jasmine was released from prison. This poem is for Jasmine’s...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 435–463.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Celeste Henery Abstract This essay proposes diaspora as a love story—a tale of how black women create new possibilities for black collectivity through their writing. The experiences and affect of black women, born of their racial and gendered subjectivity, remain a less explored dimension...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 293–295.
Published: 01 April 2022
... in America to fruit in Ireland, unpacking and giving new energy to the old phrase “the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.” By exploring the journey from wonderment to acceptance to love, the work is a refutation of lighter skin being the only pathway to beauty, not just in America, but globally...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 397–412.
Published: 01 October 2022
... it means to be Palestinian, to live colonization, to love home, and to face constant threat with dignity. 13 The term grievable is theorized by Judith Butler ( 2009 ) in her examination of complicated mourning in the setting of war. Imperial wars and the invisibility attached to those deemed “casual...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (2): 503–515.
Published: 01 October 2023
..., and the common experience of loss. By exploring the performativity of Black women who are bonded by love and not blood, this essay demonstrates how Black womanhood becomes a conduit for grieving and healing. I finally started to understand the “now” when Diane was retelling me “Bundles of Worries...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... for this gathering was to have a major intervention: in the twenty-first century, Black/Afro-descendent women need to conspire. We understand a conspiracy to be an act of love and care; a search for equity and equality; an affirmation of our beauty; a commitment to guaranteeing access to food, education and health...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 63–93.
Published: 01 April 2019
...-grandfather’s career as entry points into an examination of gendered Orientalism, racial exclusion, and nationalism, counterbalanced with depictions of magic, love, family, and creative resistance. The memoir uses three feminist strategies to imaginatively open out the formal and narrative conventions...
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